walking along a road, Ash spots a Hitmonchan. Figuring it's a wild one,
Ash sends Pikachu to battle, after teaching him how to box of course. But
Pikachu only lands one good hit on Hitmonchan, when a man comes out telling
Hitmonchan to keep his guard up. Hitmonchan then proceeds to knock Pikachu
out. The man introduces himself as Anthony, Hitmonchan's trainer. Suddenly,
a girl appears, asking him to come home. Anthony refuses, saying he will
only come hom after the P-1 Championship and he walks off with Hitmonchan.
Brock, smitten with the girl, asks her name and she says it's Rebecca.
She asks Brock and Ash to defeat her father Anthony in the P-1 Championship,
in hopes that he will finally come home to his family. Ash and Brock agree,
and enter Primeape and Geodude into the competition. Meanwhile, Team Rocket
steal a Hitmonlee and disguise themselves to enter the tournament, in hopes
of winning the belt and selling it for money. At the tournament, Primeape
ignores Ash's orders until it is tossed out of the ring and Ash quickly
catches it. Primeape begins to trust Ash and they quickly rack up wins.
Geodude is defeated by Team Rocket's Hitmonlee. As Hitmonlee and Anthony's
Hitmonchan fight, Meowth manages to get Hitmonchan's feet glued to the
mat. Hitmonchan takes a beating and Rebecca jumps into the ring to save
it. Anthony, seeing that Rebecca is in danger, jumps into the ring and
blocks Hitmonlee's kicks. Anthony throws in the towel and apologizes to
Hitmonchan and Rebecca for making them worry. Finally, only Primeape and
Hitmonlee are left. Meowth places a bomb under the ring to blow Primeape
out of the ring, but Pikachu manages to deactivate it. Primeape defeats
Hitmonlee and Primeape is awarded the P-1 Belt. Jessie and James yell at
Meowth when Pikachu hands them the bomb, which goes off and sends them
blasting off again. As they leave, Ash leaves Primeape with Anthony to
become a true fighting champion, and Rebecca promises to make sure Anthony
spends lots of time with his family too.
"I'd hate to interrupt your internal dream sequence..." ~James, to a day-dreaming Jessie.
Who's That Pokemon?: Hitmonchan!